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Cocktail Thursday: Cocktail Party Edition

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If your Georgia Bulldogs are headed to Jacksonville to play in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, you’re going to need a drink. I can help you with that.

Georgia does not have a quarterback controversy. Repeat after me: “Georgia does not have a quarterback controversy.”

Georgia does however have a quarterback situation.

I would say that Stetson Bennett has played admirably in place of the injured JT Daniel. But that would be like saying the Beatles actually made a couple of nice tunes after Pete Best left the band. The Mailman has the highest quarterback rating in the SEC among passers with more than 50 attempts, and it’s not even really that close. He’s averaging an utterly savage 12.2 yards per pass attempt. Not completion. Attempt.

And still, I’m really hoping he gets benched. I absolutely adore the Prince of Pierce. And I’m a sucker for plucky underdogs/underdawgs. But there’s no getting around the fact that JT Daniels was the starting quarterback selected out of fall camp. The Bulldog offense has run well in his absence, but I believe it likely runs even more smoothly upon his return.

That being said, I admit to being apprehensive about howDanielre-enters the lineup. The worst possible scenario for the Bulldogs would be for Daniels to look rusty in Jacksonville, throwing a bad interception or just not moving the offense. Then and only then could the Red and Black find themselves with any sort of true controversy at the position. If we’re going to see both quarterbacks this weekend (and we are), herky-jerky execution of that is a real threat. I’m glad it’s Todd Monken and Kirby Smart’s job to figure out how to integrate him back into the offense, not mine.

We have to reintroduce JT Daniels smoothly. Failure to do so and the ensuing self-inflicted wounds are about the only thing that really worry me about this weekend.

And what’s the perfect cocktail for smoothly reintroducing JT Daniels to the lineup?

A J.Tea.

Start by brewing a pot of your favorite black tea. Tetley, Lipton, doesn’t matter. Just brew it on the strong side and let it cool before using. You’ll need 32 ounces to make 4 servings. You’ll also need:

  • 2 lemons, juiced, plus some additional slices for garnish.
  • 16 Oz. ginger ale
  • 12 Oz. vodka
  • 6 Oz. orange juice

Once the tea is cool you’re simply going to mix the above ingredients and serve them over ice. It’s sort of like that pre-mixed hard iced tea you buy in the store, but better. Enjoy, and...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!